Busy week

Yesterday we had a great hike with a small group of moms at Enniskillen Conservation Area, it was the first time any of them had been there.  What is nice about hiking here is that it is fairly flat, so great for beginners, the trails are not too long and there are picnic areas and outhouses throughout the trails.  We hiked the outer loop and then turned back in to the middle as we were nearing the end of the trail to stop at the main picnic area to enjoy a snack and a chat.  Two of us brought our dogs along so they had a great time rolling around in the grass and playing with each and even managed to collect quite a few burs between the two of them.  The little ones all seemed to be enjoying themselves and all managed to stay awake for the whole hike.  We couldn’t have asked for nicer weather, the sun was shining and there was very little wind.

Here’s a photo of all of us after our break
Today Paige had her first swimming lesson.  It is a rather large class, but I am sure it could shrink as time goes on.  Paige was having such a great time kicking and floating in the water.  Paige giggled away each time we bobbed down under the water and back up.  I definitely have a water baby.  I am happy that she really enjoyed the pool.  Bath time is one of her favourite activities, but we weren’t sure how she would react in the pool, but she took to it right away.  Paige definitely prefers the big pool to the warm baby pool.  
Tomorrow we are off to the Toronto Zoo to walk with the same group of mom’s we walked with last week.  This week it is going to be a bit more challenging since we are going to be tackling the large hill at the Canadian section of the zoo.  Hopefully I won’t feel the burn too much (I like to think I am in reasonable shape, but I guess the walk tomorrow will prove it!).  Depending on the weather we might stick around for a little bit after to see some different animals than we did last time (maybe check out the Africa section of the zoo to see if the lions are out and watch the penguins for a bit).  If we don’t stick around at the zoo, I may pull out the finger paints when we get home so Paige can do some more painting for family since she had a blast last time.  I think this time I may put the navy blue away and not put it out as an option as Paige gravitated to that one when I had all of the bright colours in front of her.
Birthday card for her Pop’s
Thursday we are leading another hike back up to Country Preserve in Uxbridge.  Maybe this time we will try a different loop, or at least a new portion of the trail system.
We have a busy week ahead, but no plans for the week-end yet.  I am sure we will be off on an adventure of sorts come the week-end since we generally find some new trail to check out or some new place.  We discovered a number of hiking trails near us the other night when we took some back roads home from our hike in Uxbridge, so we may need to check out a few of those and see what they are all about.  

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